West (cigarette)

West (cigarette)


They are available in most EU countries except the UK. The brand is sold in over 90 countries.


West was introduced to the German market in 1981 and was first only available in tobacco goods shops. Since approximately 1987 they became available in supermarkets and cigarette vending machines. West is at present (as of 2006) the second-strongest cigarette brand in Germany.

The marque was introduced with advertising stating it was a "quality mark at a fair price" on the German market.


West sponsored the Zakspeed Formula One team between 1985 to 1989. It was the principal sponsor of the McLaren Formula One team, as West McLaren Mercedes, from 1997 to July 2005. West terminated its relationship with McLaren due to a European Union ban on tobacco advertising.

Brands and Varieties

: "From the German Wikipedia"

The following products are represented in the West assortment:

* West talk, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 10 mg tar, 0.9 mg nicotine as well as 10 mg Carbon monoxide.

* West Silver, formerly under west Light led, a cigarette, their smoke 7 mg tar, 0.6 mg nicotine as well as 7 mg Carbon monoxide) contains.
* West Blue, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 4 mg tar, 0.4 mg nicotine as well as 4 mg Carbon monoxide.
* West Rich Blue, a cigarette, whose smoke contains 8 mg tar, 0.7 mg nicotine as well as 8 mg Carbon monoxide.
* West ICE, one with Spearmintflavour provided mentholcigarette, their smoke 7 mg tar, 0.6 mg nicotine as well as 7 mg Carbon monoxide) contains (a part of the flavour materials is added not to the tobacco, but the filter).

Under the designations west talk fine cut & west Silver fine cut tobacco for self turners one offers. It is prepared also to the plug in finished cases.

West volume tobacco talk & Silver is the newest product of the company Reemtsma. It is to replace the tobacco sticks taken by the market.

West Rollies filter talk & Silver designate a strong Cigarillo with filter.

Further there are the sorts talks and Silver cigarette also as 100s (cigarette length of 100 mm instead of the usual 91 mm)

External links

* [http://www.west.de/home/index.php West homepage]

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